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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 3rd Feb 18, 5:19 PM
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    How should I set up new Android phone?
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 5:19 PM
    How should I set up new Android phone? 3rd Feb 18 at 5:19 PM
    I'm collecting a new phone today which is on Nougat. My last phone was Gingerbread, so was wondering how I should set it up. It's got a 16GB HDD but I'll be adding an SD card. I want a browser that saves me data, so is Opera Mini still the way to go? I'll need an accurate, real-time meter for data consumption. I didn't have anti-virus on Gingerbread, but I expect I'll need it now. Also, what apps are available in case of theft?
    I'm not expecting to have to fork out for software, BTW
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 03-02-2018 at 5:48 PM.
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 3rd Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    i would use the same browser you use on pc/laptop for syncing bookmarks, history etc. best imo is chrome

    the built in data consumption monitor should be acurate so you shouldn't need any 3rd party apps

    you don't need a antivirus for android

    the security features built in to your google account is designed to protect data/lock down phone in the event of theft
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 3rd Feb 18, 8:10 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 8:10 PM
    the security features built in to your google account is designed to protect data/lock down phone in the event of theft
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    I was thinking along the lines of the iPhone app, which will send any pics taken to an email a/d and will track it using triangulation of the transmitting masts. Is your Google account just another name for your Gmail a/d?
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 3rd Feb 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 8:24 PM
    I was thinking along the lines of the iPhone app, which will send any pics taken to an email a/d and will track it using triangulation of the transmitting masts. Is your Google account just another name for your Gmail a/d?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    no, goto google account > find my phone for security options
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 3rd Feb 18, 8:42 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 8:42 PM
    your main google account is the account linked to your phone and stores all of your calendar data, contacts, photos, gmail etc
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 3rd Feb 18, 8:45 PM
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    no, goto google account > find my phone for security options
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    Can't find that but I'm now more concerned about this as I've never had a Galaxy Note. I've also never used Google Drive, so why would it have access to my data?
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 03-02-2018 at 8:47 PM.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 3rd Feb 18, 9:33 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 9:33 PM
    not sure. has any family member had a note? there is a option within the account to click if you spot anything suspicious. i am sure its nothing to worry about but may be worth changing your password.

    the find my phone settings is within the security section
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 4th Feb 18, 12:41 AM
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    Can't find that but I'm now more concerned about this as I've never had a Galaxy Note
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    Have you used Bluestacks' Android emulator?

    Android Central:

    Well Bluestacks has to show as some type of device if you connect to google play to download apps of course or you wouldn't be able to download apps to it.

    [...]

    Hello...I've used different versions of BlueStacks and with the last 3rd that I've used it has been 3 different Samsung Galaxy smartphones. For example, I've seen BlueStacks as Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S5 & Galaxy Note 3.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 4th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 4th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 4th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
    My phone says 'Android security patch level 5 Sept 2017', so I connected to wi-fi and went to System update but after checking, it just said 'no updates' (under EMUI 5.0.1).How do I get the security updates?
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    Not on this device.
    I did put it on my laptop, but never downloaded anything with it. I wanted to run Opera Mini on it (for the data savings), but Bluestacks only offers games. That was nearly a week before the last reported syncing with a Note (7.56pm on 27 Jan).
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 04-02-2018 at 1:25 PM.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 4th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
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    Can't find that but I'm now more concerned about this as I've never had a Galaxy Note. I've also never used Google Drive, so why would it have access to my data?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    Drive Notepad is not Google Drive. It is a 3rd party app that you have allowed access to your Google account. If you don't want to give it access then revoke its access.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 4th Feb 18, 2:11 PM
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    I was thinking along the lines of the iPhone app, which will send any pics taken to an email a/d and will track it using triangulation of the transmitting masts. Is your Google account just another name for your Gmail a/d?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    Part of your Google account is your GMail. It also contains your Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Drive data storage, your access to the Google Play app store etc. It is your access to all of Google's services. The built in Find My Phone feature will allow you to locate your phone and remotely disable it if it is stolen.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 4th Feb 18, 2:12 PM
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    My phone says 'Android security patch level 5 Sept 2017', so I connected to wi-fi and went to System update but after checking, it just said 'no updates' (under EMUI 5.0.1).How do I get the security updates?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    Wait for Samsung to release a newer one.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 6th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    I now need to change the APN setting to use a FreedomPop SIM. This was easy on my last phone (Gingerbread) but I've now spent half a hour researching and going on other forums, where I'm advised it's on 'Settings -> SIM & Network settings -> SIM Setting -> Access Point names' or it's under 'Wireless and Networks'. My OS is Android 7.0 but neither of these headings is listed. I can find WPS under 'advanced wi-fi settings' or my MAC and IP a/d, but nothing about APN.
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 06-02-2018 at 6:47 PM.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 7th Feb 18, 8:08 AM
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    I now need to change the APN setting to use a FreedomPop SIM. This was easy on my last phone (Gingerbread) but I've now spent half a hour researching and going on other forums, where I'm advised it's on 'Settings -> SIM & Network settings -> SIM Setting -> Access Point names'
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    This looks vaguely correct. On Android O it is Settings-> Network and Internet->Mobile Network->Access Point Names.
    or it's under 'Wireless and Networks'. My OS is Android 7.0 but neither of these headings is listed. I can find WPS under 'advanced wi-fi settings' or my MAC and IP a/d, but nothing about APN.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    This is wrong. WPS is nothing to do with APNs. WPS is about connecting to Wi-Fi networks.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 7th Feb 18, 9:18 AM
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    I didn't have anti-virus on Gingerbread, but I expect I'll need it now.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders

    Why ? .........
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    it just said 'no updates' (under EMUI 5.0.1).
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    And there was me thinking EMUI was a Huawei thing ... Samsung use the same term? (Manufacturer assumed since post #6 says Galaxy Note).

    On my Huawei P9 Lite running Nougat 7.0 and EMUI 5.0.1 ...the APNs can be found near the top of Settings under More > Mobile network > Access Point Name. Press the 3 dots to add a New APN.
    Last edited by DoaM; 07-02-2018 at 10:43 AM.
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    • peadar
    • By peadar 7th Feb 18, 9:17 PM
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    I want a browser that saves me data, so is Opera Mini still the way to go?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    I've used Adblock Browser for a while now without problems.

    It saves data in that it stops ads from downloading.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 8th Feb 18, 8:10 AM
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    I now need to change the APN setting to use a FreedomPop SIM. This was easy on my last phone (Gingerbread) but I've now spent half a hour researching and going on other forums, where I'm advised it's on 'Settings -> SIM & Network settings -> SIM Setting -> Access Point names' or it's under 'Wireless and Networks'. My OS is Android 7.0 but neither of these headings is listed. I can find WPS under 'advanced wi-fi settings' or my MAC and IP a/d, but nothing about APN.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    i used freemdompop last year and i am sure that i installed their software to enable me to make calls/text. i didn't have to manually set it up
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
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